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Strategic Foresight in Local Government

By | May 30th, 2014|Collective Impact, Strategic Choices|

This week I led a two-day seminar on one of my favorite topics: strategic foresight. The participants, senior level leaders from various agencies within the Government of the District of Columbia, came together to discuss how they could apply strategic foresight to solve some of the District’s most intractable challenges. […]

Imagine Science Campaign Design Lab

By | May 1st, 2014|News|

Senior leaders from each of the partner organizations have met for months now to help us further refine the emerging partnership. This Working Group developed criterion that we then used to select three local communities in the United States where we can launch this partnership. We plan to show that we can effectively combine national and local [...]

Symphonic Insights (May 2014)

By | May 1st, 2014|Symphonic Insights Magazine|

In this issue we feature stories about the “imagination differential” in Africa, the life story of Keni Washington (and the fight over racial integration on college campuses in the 1960s), Kevin Feige and the turnaround at Marvel Studios, Elizabeth Warren and her journey from professor to U.S. Senator, and Fat Baby and the growing popularity [...]

Symphonic Insights (April 2014)

By | April 1st, 2014|Symphonic Insights Magazine|

I’m excited to announce that we’ve published the inaugural issue of Symphonic Insights, a collection of curated content we found insightful, compelling, and just downright intriguing. Each month we will collect things we believe to be worthy of your time and attention. We hope, in time, you will count on us to sort through the [...]

ACMHA 2014 Summit: Leading the Future of Health

By | March 28th, 2014|News|

In March, I was invited to deliver a keynote presentation at the ACMHA 2014 Summit, held in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. Reflecting the Summit’s theme, “Leading the Future of Health”, I tailored my remarks to the importance of working strategically across sectors to advance new narratives around mental health and its integration with primary health care systems.  […]

The American Field Service and Cross-Cultural Collective Action Since WWI

By | February 1st, 2014|Collective Conversations, Collective Impact|

I had the privilege of speaking to the Trustees of the American Field Service (AFS). They assembled this weekend in Long Island for their annual strategic retreat. AFS has a long and distinguished history with cross-cultural learning and exchange. The organization was formed as part of a collective action initiative led by young Americans residing in Paris [...]